ArtBeat 15

December 5, 2022. Updates from the Academic Arts team


A Look Ahead: In grades CD-K will explore what locomotor and non-locomotor movements are and how we use them in dance. 1st and 2nd will keep working on their treasure maps then present them to class. 4th grade will present their negative and positive space as well as symmetrical and asymmetrical.

Highlights from Last Week: I am loving getting to see how creative all the kids are! They are truly coming into their own through movement and dance.

Reminders: Please remember if your child has dance to wear clothing that is great for moving while still keeping in mind the NCCAE dress code. As well as shoes that can easily come on and off.

Can't wait to see how this new group of students will grow in dance class! Mrs. Majewski


Welcome to Drama Class Second Quarter with Mx. Flannery at NCCAE!

A Look Ahead: Students will soon be designing a set, costume, and prop!

Highlights from Last Week: Students have been playing drama games that teach acting skills as well as how to be safe, organized, respectful, and responsible.

Reminders: Give your child a photo of your family to bring to class to posted on the Drama Class Wall.

General Music

A Look Ahead: High vs. Low, Tempos, and Rhythm Reading

  • 5th Grade, 4th Grade, and 3rd Grade will be introduced to even more rhythms and will get to use instruments and their voices to count rhythms by sight!
  • 2nd Grade and 1st Grade will learn all about musical tempos, and how that changes the way the music sounds
  • Kindergarten will take a look at how music contains high and low sounds, and learn to recognize it through games, playing instruments, and movement.

Highlights from Last Week:

  • Last week our 5th, 4th, & 3rd Grades learned the basics to reading rhythms individually and as a group. Way to go!
  • Our 2nd, 1st, and Kindergarten students learned the differences between steady beat and rhythm.

Reminders: Continue to encourage students to work towards classroom goals and rewards.

Visual Art

A Look Ahead: group collaboration, papier-mache, braided bracelets

Highlights from Last Week: stylized landscapes, glazing ceramics, pinch pots

Reminders: Art can play many roles in a child's life. If your student wants to develop their talents more fully than our class time allows, please feel free to reach out to me at to find out what additional activities might be helpful.

Physical Education

.A Look Ahead: Students in grades 3-5 will be playing the scooter game called Broomball. Students in K-2 will be playing scooter games learning how to move on scooters in various directions.

Highlights from Last Week: Students last week jumped rope for exercise by trying to meet a goal number of jumps and tried to see if they could also get the high number for jumps in the class!

Reminders: Students should wear sneakers on the day they have PE class.